Bamboo forest Sagano in Kyoto Japanese called one of the world’s most beautiful groves.
So, says the publication, if the search engine type “Places to see before you die” or a list of the most beautiful forests in the world, has all the chances to see a photo of Sagano.
Located in the Arashiyama district in Western Kyoto, the bamboo forest has gained much popularity in recent years, which coincided with an increase in the total number of tourists arriving in Japan.
Although the beauty of bamboo attracts masses, the sounds of the forest themselves have become attractive point, the article says.
A few years ago, the Ministry of the environment of Japan even included a bamboo forest Sagano in the list of the “100 sound sceneries of Japan”.
Right at the entrance to bamboo forest is the Northern gate of the temple Tenryu-JI, a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the five major temples of Kyoto — Kyoto Gozan.
It is reported that in Japan Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples are often situated near bamboo groves, which are considered to be means of scaring away evil, bamboo is considered a symbol of strength.
Built by a shogun in the 14th century in honor of the death of the Japanese Emperor Tenryu-JI has one of the most incredible Zen gardens and is today the headquarters of the school of Zen Buddhism Rinzai.
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At the other end of the trail is the bamboo forest Villa Okochi-sanso, the former residence of silent film star Okochi of Denjiro.